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Traditional Orthodontics

Crowded, gapped, or misaligned teeth can make you feel self-conscious and increase your risk of cavities and other oral health problems.

At Fairfax Family Dental Care, we offer various forms of orthodontics to help you achieve straighter, more symmetrical teeth at any age. 

Why are we the top choice for orthodontic treatment in Fairfax, VA?

Highly Respected Orthodontists in Fairfax

Highly Trained

Our orthodontists, Dr. Charles D. Kirksey and Dr. Milan Simanek, maintain membership in the American Orthodontic Society and the International Association for Orthodontics. Their affiliation with these groups, as well as their commitment to continued education, keeps them exposed to all of the latest developments, technologies, and techniques in the field.


We make orthodontic treatment as affordable as possible for our patients. We are committed to conservative dentistry, meaning we only recommend treatments that are absolutely necessary for your oral health. In addition, braces are covered by insurance in many cases. Finally, we accept CareCredit®, which offers manageable monthly payment plans for our patients.

Always Available

Our dentists and orthodontists are always available in case of a dental emergency. If at any point during your treatment you require immediate attention, we will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.

A Common Solution

4 million Americans wear braces
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Traditional braces remain a reliable, predictable, and effective method of straightening crooked teeth. For many teens and adults with malocclusion (improperly aligned bites), braces are the best option for moving teeth into their optimal positions.

We Look Forward to Meeting You Request an Orthodontic Consultation

Whether you are interested in orthodontics for yourself or your child, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our orthodontists at Fairfax Family Dental Care. We are happy to offer free consultations to new patients (x-rays and other imaging may incur a fee).

Our patients recommend us to their friends and family because we are friendly, experienced, and always available to help in case of an emergency. To experience our advanced level of care for yourself, request your free consultation by filling out our online form or calling our Fairfax, VA, office at

(703) 385-0303

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We Have Hundreds of Positive Reviews "Extremely Friendly and Welcoming"


Tiffany Bella-Jackson


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I have been going to Fairfax Family Dental Care for more than 8 years! Not only is my smile better thanks to Dr. Kirksey and those braces he installed years ago, but the other doctors and professional staff are extremely friendly and welcoming! I highly recommend this office to anyone in need of professional dental services!!

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Gordon Green


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Fairfax Family Dental Care is an outstanding dental practice that performs a wide range of regular and specialized services including crowns, bridges, implants, root canals, orthodontics, and much more. The facility is excellent, and all of the staff, professional as well as support, are extremely competent and pleasant to deal with...

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See How Braces Work

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Braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands that gently and precisely apply pressure to teeth to shift them into alignment. The typical patient experiences fully straightened teeth in 18 to 24 months. For patients interested in a more discreet orthodontic option, our orthodontists also offer Invisalign®.

What to Expect with Braces A Treatment Timeline


The orthodontic process will begin with a consultation at our office in Fairfax, VA. Our orthodontists will examine your bite and determine which orthodontic solution is right for you. If you are a good candidate for braces, our orthodontist will design a custom treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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To design the right plan for you, our orthodontists will take impressions and digital scans of your dental arches and bite. Once we have examined these models, we may determine that preparatory procedures are required prior to the placement of braces. At a minimum, most patients require spacers to be placed between their molars for about a week in order to create enough room for the orthodontic bands.
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Placing braces involves attaching brackets to the surface of teeth with dental cement. Once the brackets are in place, a wire is attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The wire will begin to apply gentle pressure to precisely push and pull teeth into their ideal positions.
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Throughout your treatment, you will regularly return to our office so our team can monitor your progress. During these checkups, adjustments will be made to your bands and wires so they continue to apply just the right amount of pressure to safely and gradually improve the appearance of your smile.


After 18 to 24 months, braces will move your teeth into alignment. Our team will remove the brackets and wires to reveal an attractive, healthy smile. To prevent shifting again, we will provide you with a retainer. In addition, some patients wish to undergo complementary treatments such as teeth whitening to further enhance their appearance.
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Emergency Orthodontics

Orthodontic emergencies are unusual, but our team is always available in case you need orthodontic care on short-notice. The most common orthodontic emergencies are dislodged brackets or wires, which should be fixed as quickly as possible so that you don't lose any progress in your treatment. If your braces should ever suffer damage, give our office a call.

Orthodontics for All Ages

Our focus on family-friendly dentistry extends to our orthodontic care. We are happy to provide braces to children, teens, and adults if it is the right solution for their dental needs.

In general, the earlier in life you can get your child started with orthodontics, the better. By providing pediatric dentistry and addressing alignment issues early in a child's dental development, we can move the teeth more easily and prevent the development of more significant issues in the future.

Our dentists and team members are excellent with children and take great joy in equipping little ones for a lifetime of superior dental health. If you think it's time for an orthodontist to look at your child's smile, contact us today.

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By far the best dental experience I have ever had. I dread the dentist most times, but they make visits quick, painless, and even enjoyable at times. Also, can't recommend Dr. Milan Simanek enough...

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Dennis Pick


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This practice is wonderful. I love their building and the facility has spared no expense on having the best equipment for their patients. I will go to no other other dentist. Dr Kirksey is the best there is.

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Nervous about Wearing Braces? We Also Offer Invisalign

Discreet Orthodontics

For qualifying patients, Invisalign can move teeth into optimal position with a series of clear, removable aligners. Our orthodontist offers Invisalign to adults and teens interested in a discreet, comfortable, and convenient solution.

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Fairfax Family Dental Care

Our team of compassionate dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology for every procedure we offer. As the premier emergency dentists in Fairfax, we are here to offer relief at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our dentists are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • Virginia Dental Association

To schedule an appointment or receive immediate dental care, call: (703) 385-0303 or contact us online.

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